Midland & South Western Railway 0 Gauge Fine Scale 2-6-0 Locomotive & Tender “Galloping Alice” No 16
A hand-built model using an etched brass kit as the basis of construction and professionally painted to a high standard. The model depicts M&SWJR No16 running in 1922 at the time of the Grouping. She was painted in unlined black livery with the company monogram in plain yellow, an economy measure applied during WW1
Two 2-6-0s- moguls- were built by Beyer Peacock for the M&SWJR, entering service in 1895 & 1896. They had inside frames and bearings, a domed boiler with flush casings and horizontal outside cylinders. They were successfully employed hauling heavy through goods trains. No 16 was the only one to be absorbed by the Great Western Railway at the Grouping in 1923. The locomotive became GWR 24 and in 1925 was rebuilt in the Swindon Works with a GWR boiler, cab and tender, lasting in this form until withdrawal in 1930. The locomotive had driving wheels only 4ft in diameter: their cylinders were 18in in diameter with a 26in stroke; boiler pressure 140psi. The loco weighed 65 tons (full) and the tender 22 tons.